Mount Mayon or Mayon Volcano is very much active and is located in the in the Bicol Region, in the province of Albay, on Luzon Island, Philippines.
Located just fifteen kilometers from Albay’s busy city of Legazpi, Mount Mayon is famous for it perfect inverted cone shaped appearance which is instantly recognizable because it is probably the most photographed volcano in the country.
Mount Mayon’s most devastating eruption happened on the 1st of February 1814. Though lava flowed, it did not flow as much as it did in 1766. The volcano instead belched black ash and ultimately bombarded the town of Cagsawa with tephra (dust and ashes) and eventually buried it. Only the town church’s belfry tower was left on the surface. All vegetation in the area was burned and waterways were predictably damaged.
Donsol is probably one of the few places in the world that can offer an almost assured whale shark sightings during the season. In the months of November through June whale sharks converge in the Donsol bay and stay for 6 to 7 months feeding on the rich nutrients coming out of the mouth of the Donsol river. With simple snorkelling equipment, you will be awestricken by the grandeur of these animals. If you doubt your swimming skills, do not fret – just slip on a life vest or request for a personal guide before you head out to sea.
The Whale Sharks swim from surface to mid-water and with their size, they are hard to miss. The Whale Sharks are friendly to human beings and they will love your admiration. Just remember not to scare them away by touching or harassing them. Give them the respect they deserve, and they will make sure that your visit will be one that is worth a lifetime!
Caramoan Island is located in the lower eastern part of Camarines Sur in the Bicol region of the Philippine archipelago. It is defined by lush, green coastal mountains stretching all the way from Sabang to Caramoan, amidst deep blue, aquamarine Pacific waters, rich in marine and aquatic life.It was also recently chosen as one of the 10 best islands and beaches in the Philippines by CNNGo – a television and online travel magazine of CNN.
What to Do in Caramoan Island Island hopping is given a new meaning by this magnificent island. Caramoan is the perfect island hopping get-away with its 10 beautiful islands in the peninsula, all of which offer unique experience and adventure with snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, limestone cliff / rock climbing, caving or just wading and swimming in their glorious fine white sand beaches.